[Mageia-discuss] Printcap question

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Sat Oct 20 00:36:05 CEST 2012

On Tuesday 16 Oct 2012 14:08 my mailbox was graced by a message from Renaud 
(Ron) Olgiati who wrote:
> I have been looking into adding a "Print to fax" entry in my printing
> system,  using fax and efax.
> The man page for efax tells me how to create the virtual printer by adding
> a  line in /etc/printcap.
> But the first lines in printcap read:
>         # This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
>         # /etc/cups/printers.conf file.  All changes to this file
>         # will be lost.
> How do I get around this ?

According to the CUPS list,

lpadmin -p efax -L machine -D fax -E -v efax:/dev/ttyXX -m efax.ppd

will do it.
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